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Carrol Joy was erroneously given three sets of shots after swearing into the United States Army Air Forces. His first...
Walter Ram went through basic training for the Army. He was discharged after a year in the Army. When the Japanese...
After he enlisted, Carroll Knutson was evaluated and selected for training as a pilot. His training began at Maxwell...
Dabney Montgomery was inducted into the United States Army Air Corps and sent to Kessler Field in Biloxi, Mississippi...
Timothy Mahoney wanted to join the Navy because a friend of his was in the Navy. His father told him to wait until he...
David L. Lehigh was born in December 1924 in York County [Annotator's Note: York County, Pennsylvania]. He grew up in...
Bernard Baker was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, in February 1924. He grew up with nine siblings. An older...
Antonio C. Rodriquez reported to Fort Sam [Annotator's Note: Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas in September 1943...
David Fisher reported for active duty on 23 December 1943 at Camp Beauregard [Annotator's Note: in Pineville, Louisiana...
Bruno Viani was asked by his company commander if he would consider applying for OCS [Annotator's Note: Office...
John McConn experienced German machine gun fire at the battle of Saint- Dié. The enemy fired their guns at the...
Murray Stein was told that when they replacde the 2nd Division [Annotator's Note: 2nd Infantry Division], they were...
Joseph Orlando knew he was a Marine immediately. In Basic Training they would be told they were better than any other...
Harold Joslin was transported from Guam directly to Japan on the Argentina Maru. [Annotator's Note: Joslin had been...
While he was a prisoner in Italy, Paul Carter nearly starved. Before leaving Rome [Annotator's Note: Rome, Italy] his...
Carl Koone was in the Army Air Corps for another year after his return to the United States. He spent the winter [...
Robert Maxwell was transferred to the hospital in Naples, Italy. He learned about the extent of his wounds there. [...
After being wounded, Richard Keller was evacuated to a field hospital [Annotator's Note: Keller was shot by a sniper...
Thomas Tizzard was aboard the USS Denver (CL-58) when it went into dry dock to be repaired after being torpedoed. The...
Donald Draxler was brought back to Hawaii [Annotator's Note: after being wounded during the Battle of Saipan] and...
On the morning of 3 February 1945, a mortar shell dropped in the rice paddy alongside Theodore Pavlovich and he took...
Clarence Carlson enjoyed Belgium. He was able to communicate better than he did in France. They had good-looking people...
The Germans were good soldiers, well-trained, had good equipment, and did not want the Americans there. Thomas J....
Maurice Joseph Dugas, Sr. was a machinist mate and electrician on the USS Albermarle (AV-5). Their mission was to test...
Thomas J. Blakey was going up a road one day and heard a motorcycle. He went to the side of the road, saw it was a...
John Kerner took a German passenger ship overseas to Europe. He shared a stateroom with five other officers, and they...
Raymond Cauble liked to the 17 [Annotator's Note: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber]. He had so many hours in...
Irwin Stovroff was based in Shipdham Airfield outside of Norwich, England. Norwich was the central point for many of...
Antonio C. Rodriquez flew towards the latter part of the war when few Luftwaffe [Annotator's Note: the German Air Force...
Cyril Buchert found that the typical targets were hangers and airfields with their airplanes. [Annotator's Note:...
[Annotator's Note: Warren Schmitt served in the US Army Air Forces as a gunner on a Consolidated B-24 Liberator heavy...
Paul James Grubb was part of the air war in support of the fierce ground fighting in the Alps before the German forces...
When Carey Eleser was in port in Southampton, England, they were able to go into town. He would go to movies and the...
When John Mikus, Jr. enlisted in the Marine Corps, war was different than it is today. The whole country went to war....
William Wayne was drafted and went to Fort Leonard Wood in Saint Louis [Annotator's Note: Saint Louis, Missouri] for...
Marine Corps boot camp was hard, hard, and harder for Marion Meredith Beal. They would have unannounced D.I. [Annotator...

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